Events

Cornwall Film Festival at the Poly – 15th, 16th and 17th November

The Mousehole Christmas Lights in 2015 promo shot

Enjoy a showcase of films from local and international filmmakers during the annual Cornwall Film Festival at the Poly in Falmouth.

City of Lights Parade – 20th November

A photograph of one of the stunning displays at City of Light Truro

The much-anticipated City of Lights parade features a procession of music, dance and lanterns made by local schools and community groups. One of the main features being the giant lanterns that are made by local artists.

Falmouth Christmas Lights Switch On – 28th November

A photograph from Falmouth Christmas Light's switch on

Falmouth Christmas lights switch-on is a magical evening. The evening starts when schoolchildren representing the town’s primary schools gather on Events Square with decorations and colourful withy lanterns. They are joined by a community choir and band and of course Santa before processing through the town towards The Moor.

Made in Cornwall Christmas Fair – 27th November to 1st December

Made in Cornwall Christmas Fair

Shop local at this gorgeous pop-up craft fair in Truro. Each stall features a Cornish maker and they’re brilliant art, ideal for finding the perfect Christmas gift for people a little harder to buy for.

Padstow Christmas Festival – 5th to 8th December

Padstow Christmas Festival in 2015

Join Rick Stein, Paul Ainsworth and Nathan Outlaw for a festive weekend to remember in one of Cornwall’s most beautiful places.

Falmouth Live Nativity – 8th December

A photograph of the outlaw Christmas market in 2016

Be part of the Nativity story. Follow Mary on her donkey, led by Joseph as they search for somewhere to stay, listen to a choir of angels and Gabriel telling the shepherds to follow the bright star. Join the wise men to find the stable on the Moor in a marquee, where Mary is cradling the baby Jesus surrounded by pens of animals.

Santa Fun Run – 14th December

Santa V Rudolf Fun Run in 2015

Sign up and get your free Santa suit to join hundreds of others walking, jogging or running through the town, starting at 1pm on The Moor.

Falmouth’s Festive Weekend – 14th and 15th December

Falmouth Festive Weekend 2019

A new weekend of festivities is coming to Falmouth! Hop on the snow train for a ride around town, head for an ice skate down at Church Street Car Park, experience a winter wonderland in Church Street, enjoy some mulled wine at Events Square, or take a ride on the large carousel on The Moor.

Falmouth Harmony Choir Christmas Carols – 24th Decmeber

The Harmony Choir Christmas Carols in 2015

Join the 100-year-old Christmas Eve tradition of Harmony Choir. The choir will be leaving the Watersports Centre at 9.30am, making their way through the town and stopping to sing at Church Corner, Church Street car park and Market Street, arriving at The Moor at approximately 1.00pm for the finale.

Falmouth Christmas Tree Festival – 1st December to 2nd January

Community groups are invited to decorate Christmas trees (this year the theme is Treasure Island) in advance of the switch-on. The grand switch-on takes place at 5.30pm on Sunday 1 December with St Mary’s School choir singing on the bandstand. All are welcome to this free evening.

Mousehole Harbour Christmas Lights – 14th December to 4th January

The Mousehole Christmas Lights in 2015

The turning on of the Mousehole harbour lights draw a crowd of several thousand each year. Mousehole is a small fishing village, with a very narrow harbour, turning on the lights brings remembrance of how the villagers used to light up the harbour to ensure that their fishermen could return home safely.

Treasure Island at the Miracle Theatre Falmouth – 13th December to 5th January

Miracle will be back at Princess Pavilion this December with a brand new production, full of music and laughter, freely adapted from Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island. This epic nautical adventure story, full of swashbuckling sea shanty singing characters.

Titanic Stories at the Maritime Museum – until 5th January 2020

The National Maritime Museum is a popular tourist destination when visiting Falmouth

The National Maritime Museum’s new major exhibition ‘Titanic Stories’ examines the stories of the Titanic’s momentous sinking in 1912, re-appraising many of the myths, controversies and assumptions that still linger around one of the most well-known historic events of the 20th century.

Eden Project Christmas Celebrations and Ice Skating – October 12th 2019 until February 23rd 2020

Special event at the Eden Project in Cornwall

The opening of the Eden Project’s ice rink is defiantly a sign that winter and the festive season is on its way. Experience Cornwall’s only indoor ice rink in one of the most unique locations in the United Kingdom.

Falmouth Farmers’ Market – Every Tuesday

Falmouth Week 2015

The Falmouth & Truro Farmers’ Market runs every Tuesday in Falmouth and sells a range of local craft and produce from Cornish producers.